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Dana Osborne – Language Policy, 2024
This analysis examines an archaeology of statal narratives as they relate to the multilingual linguistic milieu of the Philippines since independence at mid-20th century. Critical transformations to statal narratives linked to language over the last century have been shaped by interacting, sometimes competing discourses, deriving from a…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Maintenance
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Kristof Savski – Language Policy, 2024
This article considers the role that the examination of text plays in empirical language policy research. It begins by examining the state-of-the-art in language policy, observing that a core focus on action represents a shared characteristic of the various strands of discursive and ethnographic research over the last two decades. That is, the…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Discourse Analysis, Policy Analysis, Ethnography
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Rachel Snyder Bhansari – Language Policy, 2024
Much recent research examines how teachers navigate language policy in dual language bilingual education (DLBE) classrooms (Cervantes-Soon et al., 2017; Palmer & Martínez, 2013). While previous work has illustrated that teachers' language use is varied and related to identity, little research has considered the role of emotions in this setting…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Classroom Communication, Second Language Learning, Educational Policy
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Yaqing Chen; Lan Ni – Language Policy, 2024
As the first study addressing family language policy (FLP) in d/Deaf-parented families in China, the current research explores language ideologies, practices and management held by different members within the families. Children of d/Deaf adults (Codas) form an unusual bimodal bilingual group, and the study concerning this group prompts us to…
Descriptors: Deafness, Parents, Chinese, Language Usage
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Rosendal, Tove; Amini Ngabonziza, Jean de Dieu – Language Policy, 2023
In this paper we explore the nexus of language policy, ideology and power in the linguistic landscape of urban Rwanda. In post-genocide Rwanda, English has been promoted and gained status. This has led to an increased usage of English on shop signs in the streets of Kigali and other towns in Rwanda at the expense of both French and Kinyarwanda.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Ideology, Power Structure
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Easlick, Kathleen – Language Policy, 2023
This paper examines the role of language policy and needs assessments in the provision of public services to regional minority and immigrant language speakers in the UK and Finland. Semi-structured interviews with service providers in Helsinki, Rovaniemi, Manchester, and Cardiff revealed how language policy and language needs are conceptualised…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Public Policy, Foreign Countries, Needs Assessment
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Beiler, Ingrid Rodrick – Language Policy, 2023
In the Nordic countries, policy debates about English often highlight the threat of domain loss for national languages, but the high status of English may also have a differential impact on people in Nordic societies. This article investigates a policy gap in Norwegian upper secondary education, whereby an advanced English subject requirement may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy
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Kaveh, Yalda M. – Language Policy, 2023
The field of language policy and planning (LPP) has increasingly expanded its focus beyond legislative measures and macro-level policies toward understanding the power of social actors and their interpretation, appropriation, and creation of language policies in societies. This article aims to advance LPP theory and research by offering a critical…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Language Planning, Public Policy, Linguistic Theory
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Ashraf, Hina – Language Policy, 2023
Pakistan, one of the eight countries comprising South Asia, has more than 212.2 million people, making it the world's fifth most populous country after China, India, USA, and Indonesia. It has also the world's second-largest Muslim population. Eberhard et al. (Ethnologue: languages of the world, SIL International, 2020) report 77 languages used by…
Descriptors: Language Role, Urdu, Muslims, English (Second Language)
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Kangas, Sara E. N.; Cook, Megan – Language Policy, 2023
Research has documented that service provision for English learners (ELs) with disabilities is a complicated endeavor in K-12 schools. Recent studies have examined how English language development and special education services are often in tension with one another, as logistical and ideological barriers hinder efforts in schools to provide these…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Students with Disabilities, English Language Learners, Special Education
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Bose, Priyanka; Gao, Xuesong; Starfield, Sue; Sun, Shuting; Ramdani, Junjun Muhamad – Language Policy, 2023
Family language policy (FLP) is increasingly recognised as a distinct domain of language policy concerned with the family as an arena of language policy formulation and implementation. While FLP is a relatively new research area, its conceptualisation of family and language practice requires re-examination due to social changes and technological…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Relationship, Native Language, Second Language Learning
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Saygi, Hasret; Erduyan, Isil – Language Policy, 2023
With the current situation of the political turmoil in Northern Iraq, Turkey has been a natural destination country for thousands of refugees escaping the war, including the Iraqi Turkmens. Being native speakers of Turkmen-Turkish and Arabic, Iraqi Turkmen refugees go through confrontations about linguistic ideologies with the local Turkish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Language Usage, Ideology
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Chimbutane, Feliciano; Gonçalves, Perpétua – Language Policy, 2023
This study seeks to understand the role of family language policy (FLP) in the process of language shift from Bantu languages into Portuguese, the powerful and prestigious language in Mozambique. The study is based on thematic analysis of semi-structured focus group interviews with urban middle class parents of young citizens born after the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portuguese, African Languages, Postcolonialism
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Simpson, James; Hunter, Ann-Marie – Language Policy, 2023
This article is about current policy in the coordination of opportunities for adult migrants in England to learn English. People who move to a different country experience a need to learn the dominant language of their new environment, to support their settlement. A willingness to learn the language is a marker of social inclusion from a political…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Adult Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mirvahedi, Seyed Hadi; Hosseini, Mona – Language Policy, 2023
In this study, we investigate family language policy in a transnational family through a collaborative autoethnography. Following the theoretical underpinnings of family language policy (Spolsky in J Multiling Multicult Dev 31:3-11, 2012), we present parental language beliefs, management, and practices in retrospect to shine a light on the…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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